Tag Archives: Boating Industry

Putting the “I” in ICAST

David Gee Boating Industry

By David Gee I came, I saw, I cast. Literally. There are lots of people at the Orlando Convention Center right now, attending – and exhibiting at – ICAST 2021, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. It’s the premier showcase for the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel, and helps to drive recreational fishing sales. And sales are up, ...

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2021 Boating Industry Top 100 applications due July 26

This is the last full week to apply for the 2021 Boating Industry Top 100, recognizing the best boat dealers in North America. Applications are due July 26, 2021. Find more information about the program on the Top 100 page. Remember, this year there are two applications: the full in-depth application and the new streamlined application designed to save you time while applying. Both ...

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Boating Industry accepting nominations for 2021 Movers & Shakers

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Movers & Shakers. The Movers & Shakers program recognizes leaders who haven’t been afraid to take chances, to rethink the way they do business, to embrace the challenges facing the marine industry head on. Nominees can be from and company, group or organization that does business in the boating industry, as long ...

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Economist Elliot Eisenberg signed as opening keynote for the 2021 Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT conference

Elliot Eisenberg at ELEVATE

Economist and columnist Dr. Elliot Eisenberg will once again kick off the first full day of the 2021 Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT. For those of you who attended the inaugural ELEVATE in Orlando, or the virtual version in 2020, you know you will be educated and entertained as he presents on macroeconomic conditions such as GDP growth, interest rates, unemployment, inflation, consumer ...

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2021 Women Making Waves

Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort to recognize the multitude of women in the industry who have made and continue to make great contributions to its success, propel its growth and lead their organizations and peers into the future. With roughly 100 well-qualified nominations for this year’s Women Making Waves, choosing the highlighted women was no easy task. There ...

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Boating Industry extends 2021 Top 100 application deadline

Boating Industry Top 100 logo

Boating Industry has announced a new extension of the deadline to submit applications for the 2021 Top 100 Dealers program. After speaking with a number of dealerships about the continued unprecedented demand for boating and no slow down in business surrounding the industry, the staff at Boating Industry felt that dealerships should have more time to complete and submit applications for this ...

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Media shines spotlight on boating

media buzz about boating

The media was creating lots of buzz about boating throughout Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial kickoff of peak boating season and NMMA’s summer public relations efforts.  USA Today published a feature piece in their travel section, 2021 could see record number of first-time boaters: Here's how to have a safe, fun outing, featuring tips for safe boating and finding the right boat, ...

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Boating Industry issues final call for 2021 Women Making Waves nominations

Today is the final day to submit nominations for Boating Industry’s 2021 Women Making Waves program, highlighting strong female leaders across the marine industry. The 2021 Women Making Waves will be featured in a cover story that will publish in the June/July issue of Boating Industry, as well as online at www.BoatingIndustry.com. The Women Making Waves will also be recognized at the 2021 Boating Industry ...

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At the Helm: We have the cure for what ails us

By David Gee “We have all hit the wall.” That’s the title of a recent article in The New York Times. The piece details a “late-pandemic crisis of productivity, of will, of enthusiasm, of purpose.” The article cites a survey that the paper did asking readers to describe their work-related challenges 13 or 14 months into the global pandemic. The ...

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Boating Industry’s 2021 Top Products

Now in its eighth year, the Boating Industry Top Products program brings you 50 of the marine industry’s newest and most innovative products and services to recently hit the market, ranging from boat models to building components and everything in between. In order to be eligible for consideration, products or services had to have been introduced or significantly updated since ...

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